La Virgen del Carmen (Our Lady of Mount Carmel)

Wood, gesso, paint; glass eyes for both figures, wig and lashes for the Virgin; fabric garments, metal crowns with glass jewels.
Height 4½ feet (1⅓ m.).
Huitzo, Oaxaca, Mexico

The figure has a brown robe and bib, white lace veil. The child has a white lace cape. Both figures have full crowns and scapulars.

The Virgin figure's hands are joined to the arms at the wrists and the arms are crudely painted in blue. The feet are of a piece with the legs, but are finished only to just above the ankles. The child has ruddy, chubby cheeks and a small nose. Both have very small mouths.

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Photographed at the church by Claire and Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.